Translation of riposte in Spanish:

riposte

Pronunciation: /rɪˈpəʊst; rɪˈpɒst/

n

  • 1.1 (retort) [formal] réplica (feminine) [formal]
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    • The dialogue, too, feels like piecework, as if the bons mots and ripostes have been assembled from a library of index cards.
    • One-liners were bouncing around my head, ripostes to every single barb, especially those from the fat bloke.
    • Could the woman who repackaged star quality for the post-Vietnam age do what any successful talk show host has to: pretend to listen to other people while thinking up witty ripostes?
    1.2 (in fencing) estocada (feminine)
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    • Forcing the blade aside, he delivered a crushing riposte, thrusting with his weapon towards his midriff.
    • His every thrust was blocked or parried, and the riposte that followed each left him with another leaking wound.
    • Lex parried his father's attacks without trying too hard and pressed his own ripostes well.

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